Villa Mystique – Cannes, France
About Villa Mystique
A luxurious belle époque villa available to rent in the peaceful St Nicolas residential district close to the heart of Cannes. Villa Mystique has 8 double bedrooms in the main house, able to sleep up to 16 guests and a further 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4) in
the independent cottage – “la petite maison”. It has vast entertaining , conference and exhibition space that include a 60m2 triple reception leading out to a 60m2 terrace that overlooks the heated salt water swimming pool and gardens.
- 8 double bedrooms
- Separate Cottage with 2 double bedrooms
- 12m x 5.5m salt-water swimming pool
- High-speed WiFi Internet access
- Conference & Exhibition space & cinema
- 10 minute walk from Palais des Festivals
An Oasis in the centre of Cannes!
The property has been extensively refurbished and today has all modern conveniences including a dedicated cinema room, gymn, snooker room and wi-fi connectivity throughout. The Villa is 5 minutes walk from the nearest supermarket and 10 minutes walk from the Palais des Festivals et des Congres and the Boulevard de la Croisette. It is thus ideally located rental property for conference delegates attending MIPTV, MIDEM, MIPIM, MIPCOM, MAPIC, the Cannes Film Festival and other large events held throughout the year.
For summer guests it is also walking distance to the beaches and restaurants. There is little rental property to compare it with in
terms of its modern facilities and architectural grandeur set in such generous gardens so close to La Croisette.
Guest Testimonial —“We have been coming to Villa Mystique for MIPIM week since 2012.
Every year, the owner, property manager and outside staff brought in
via the property manager to assist us during the week, have gone out
of their way to help us make our whole stay a fantastic success. The
villa is superbly located and beautifully laid out and it is a
pleasure to stay every year”. — Rosie, London
TRIPLE RECEPTION WITH INTERCONNECTING DOORS:
These three grand salons retain their 100 year old oak floors, now decorated with Persian rugs. When the two sets of internal doors are open this room extends to nearly 14m by 6m and with the original 3.5m ceiling heights offers an expansive and welcoming entertaining and party space.
The centre piece of this room is its beautiful antique three leaf dining table that can comfortably seat twenty people for that special dinner party or buffet meal. The terrace is accessed directly through double full length doors allowing diners to eat outside during those balmy summer nights…
The L shaped kitchen has all the amenities one would expect and has managed to cater for all sizes and types of groups from families in the summer months to corporate parties during the conference season. It leads directly onto either the dining room or the outside terrace making service efficient and quick.
Guest Testimonial —2018 a stay with Family and Friends
In 2018 we celebrated my 5 years of marriage at Villa Mystique, a hidden gem in the lively and bustle of Cannes. All my friends and family fell in love with the beauty of the house and the garden. A walk to Cannes shops, restaurants and beaches only 5 minutes from the Villa. A lovely and great heated pool made our stay more than perfect. We brought back great memories on our stay at Villa Mystique! We will certainly come again! We cannot wait……… from Eric, The Netherlands-
A flight of stairs from the STAIR HALL leads down LED lit stairs to the POOL LEVEL, which is tiled throughout.
Being at the Pool level well below the bedrooms and far away from neighbouring properties this is where guests go to really turn up the volume on that Sonos system or Netflix streamed latest series addiction! Overhead projector, satellite TV, blue-ray DVD and integrated surround sound system.
We are reliably informed that there aren’t too many dedicated snooker rooms in Cannes and during the conference season groups of rival delegates can be battling it out on the green baize! Double doors leading on the swimming pool level create the perfect set-up!
Whilst many guests run along the nearby ‘La Croisette’ and take in the sights and sounds of Cannes whilst they exercise many prefer to run, cycle or ‘power plate’ in this room watching movies on the TV and then jump straight into the pool in a post session cool down! Two sets of doors leading to the covered terrace and swimming pool. Running treadmill, rowing machine, weights and mats.
In all there are FIVE bedrooms on the first floor, three of which are ensuite and two which have independent bathrooms across the corridor.
BEDROOM 1 an ensuite overlooking the rear of the property.
BEDROOM 2 has been described as the master bedroom based on its dimensions, the king size bed, the ensuite with shower and jacuzzi bath and through double doors direct access onto its own private balcony..
BEDROOM 3 can connect with bedroom 2 and can be set up as a king size or twin upon request; dedicated toilet and shower across the corridor.
BEDROOM 4 can connect with bedroom 5 and can also be set up as a king size or twin upon request; with dedicated toilet and shower across the corridor.
BEDROOM 5 if room two likes to call itself the master then this is the mistress with king size bed, walk-in dressing room and large ensuite bathroom with bath!
Guest Testimonial —The architecture and large size of the house, together with the excellent range of facilities, means that guests of all ages are always happily occupied no matter how diverse your group. The highlight of each day is coming together in the evening to enjoy a BBQ dinner in the large dining area around the pool. This is the best high quality holiday villa experience combined with all the history, culture and beauty of the French Riviera. The only downside is having to leave”.
There are 3 bedrooms on the second floor.
BEDROOM 6 Always one of our favourites with king sized bed and large ensuite bedroom with bath and walk in shower; an added bonus during the summer fireworks competitions are the views from this window!
BEDROOM 7 Small but perfectly formed ensuite snuggled between rooms 6 and 8! The bathroom has shower, hand basin and WC.
BEDROOM 8 Another popular double bedroom. Ensuite bathroom with shower, hand basin, and WC.
Pool And Gardens
The Villa Mystique domain extends to over 2,400 m2 and encompasses the private 2 bedroom ‘petite maison’, the cobbled driveway leading to extensive car parking, large sunbathing terraces at ground floor and pool levels, the large pool and secluded seating areas within the gardens. Its therefore easy for up to 24 residential guests to lose themselves within the internal and external areas.
The centrepiece of the domain is the 12mX5.5m saltwater swimming pool which is naturally warm enough to swim in between May and (even) October. It can be heated by arrangement prior to occupancy (at an extra charge). During the renovation works in 2010 over one million kg of rock and earth was excavated to create this pool and terrace area! Around the pool are loungers and a large external dining area under the roof of the ground floor terrace.
On the other side of the pool is a covered pool house where guests can prepare food on either the charcoal or the gas barbecues.
Some of our guests practice yoga in the gardens under our 30m tall Washingtonia palm whilst others prefer to relax in our secluded gazebo.
In April each year our Washingtonia is climbed and trimmed by a heavily insured chain-saw wielding ‘jardinier’.
The gardens are well populated with colourful oleander, palms, yucca, bamboo, red pepper trees and olives. Unfortunately we (along with the rest of the Riviera) were attacked by the ‘charancon rouge’ weaver (a type of moth from Asia) a few years ago and lost two one hundred year old canary phoenix palms; the remaining female ones near the main entrance have been saved with a monthly chemical treatment.
EXCELLENT DINING AND ENTERTAINING SPACE
The reception, dining room & kitchen all lead out onto this 60m2 L-shaped terrace. The longest part measures 14m x 3m wide and makes for an excellent dining and entertaining space with views over the pool, gardens and up to Supercannes.
HEATED SWIMMING POOL:
12m x 5m using SALT WATER. Tiled finish with Roman steps and maximum depth of 1.55m (5ft 1”). Adjacent to it is a pool room with gas and charcoal barbecues and a raised sunbathing area.
The gardens are organized around a 25m2 paved section, with a 3m x 4m gazebo installed during the summer months. Around the site are sizeable palm trees, yuccas, pines, pyramid cypress, olives, oleander and bamboo etc. Many of the paths use stone and lights specially imported from Bali.
There is space for uncovered parking for up to 15 cars. Access is through the automated gates at the bottom of the property.
At the rear of the property are buildings for the use of the staff.